It’s been raining on and off for weeks, but we’ve kept plenty busy.  Fortunately most of our work happens in greenhouses this time of year.  We have three greenhouses.  The one we call ‘The Greenhouse’ is our transplant greenhouse where we start all of the vegetable plants that will be transplanted (planted outside into the ground). The other two greenhouses we call Hoophouses.  We plant directly into the ground in those structures. These are special places where the season begins early.  We start planting in the Hoophouses months before we can get out into the fields.   The greens we grow in the Hoophouses will be delivered in our Spring Share.  Soon tomato plants will be planted next to the greens. These tomatoes will be ready in July   If the following pictures make you hungry for fresh greens: There are still Spring Shares available for purchase!!

On March 22 we planted lettuce heads, bok choy, tot soi, endive, escarole, fennel, scallions and dandelion greens into one of our hoophouses.

April 8:  The plants are growing happily in the Hoophouse.  Bok choy in the foreground.

April 8: The plants are growing happily in the Hoophouse. Bok choy in the foreground.

A bed of tot soi and scallions in the Hoophouse

A bed of tot soi and scallions in the Hoophouse

Rows of arugula in the Hoophouse.

Rows of arugula in the Hoophouse.

The Greenhouse is filling up with vegetables that will be transplanted into our fields within a month.  In the foreground are the tomatoes that will be planted into the Hoophouse in about a week.  We continue to start plants every week so the greenhouse stays full for months.

The Greenhouse is filling up with vegetables that will be transplanted into our fields within a month. In the foreground are the tomatoes that will be planted into the Hoophouse in about a week. We continue to start plants every week so the greenhouse stays full for months.